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Is it time to trade Cole Hamels?

Postby diesek » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:20 am

Hamels has been one of my favorite MLB players and I've been lucky to have him on my dynasty roster. However, Hamels turns 29 this year and 30 is an age at which a player loses value significantly in dynasty leagues. To prevent this, I am inclining towards trading Hamels. At the moment, I have been offered the following trade:

Hamels and Rickie Weeks for Tyler Skaggs, Eric Hosmer, and Kimbrel.

Should I accept this offer or should I wait for something better? Please give your opinion on this. Your help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Is it time to trade Cole Hamels?

Postby kaiser » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:39 am

I don't think that is an awful offer, but I also think you could get more value in a one-for-one or two-for-one deal involving Hamels. He is still a top 10 SP.

It is hard to recommend whether or not to make the move, since I don't know what else you have in terms of a rotation. Based on what you have given us, my advice is to hold Hamels or at the very least to solicit more offers in the hopes of getting better value.
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Re: Is it time to trade Cole Hamels?

Postby plamb23 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:01 am

"I don't think that is an awful offer, but I also think you could get more value in a one-for-one or two-for-one deal involving Hamels. He is still a top 10 SP."--kaiser

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Re: Is it time to trade Cole Hamels?

Postby HOOTIE » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:21 am

You get the best closer by far.
You get 2 top young guys.
Even if Hosmer/Skaggs bust, Kimbrel is Hamels equal, and younger.
Maybe you can get more, but i like it.
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Re: Is it time to trade Cole Hamels?

Postby kaiser » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:07 pm

HOOTIE wrote:Kimbrel is Hamels equal, and younger.


I can't agree with that. I'll take a top 10 SP over the #1 closer every time, unless I already have a very solid rotation to absorb the blow.
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Re: Is it time to trade Cole Hamels?

Postby MadDog36 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:22 pm

Yeah, or its a a closer heavy league....its not a horrible offer at all if you ask me.
Is this the best you can do?

What is your roster?
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Re: Is it time to trade Cole Hamels?

Postby NikkiSixx » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:57 pm

I would hold on to Cole here, or at least test the waters to see if there is a better deal. Kimbrel is great, but I dont think this is the deal I would give up Hamels in if I were going to trade him at all. I see at least 3 more dominant seasons from Hamels and possibly more.
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Re: Is it time to trade Cole Hamels?

Postby diesek » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:30 pm

Thank you very much for your help guys. I will be keeping Hamels :)
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